I want to get a friend a gift of a splitting axe. You all seem to like the Fiskars line quite a bit -- I don't really hear another being discussed. He's about 6 ft tall and weighs around 190#s. In good shape and understands splitting wood. I was thinking to go with the X27, but would be happy to go with the smaller model if there was a reason to do so. If you have any thoughts on this, I'd appreciate hearing them.